Durham Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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Durham Township
Durham Mill, built 1820
Durham Mill, built 1820
Location of Durham Township in Bucks County
Location of Durham Township in Bucks County
Durham Township is located in Pennsylvania
Durham Township
Durham Township
Location in Pennsylvania and the United States
Durham Township is located in the US
Durham Township
Durham Township
Durham Township (the US)
Coordinates: 40°34′59″N 75°14′55″W / 40.58306°N 75.24861°W / 40.58306; -75.24861Coordinates: 40°34′59″N 75°14′55″W / 40.58306°N 75.24861°W / 40.58306; -75.24861
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyBucks
Established1775
Area
 • Total9.37 sq mi (24.26 km2)
 • Land9.19 sq mi (23.80 km2)
 • Water0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
Elevation
614 ft (187 m)
Population
 • Total1,144
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
1,141
 • Density124.18/sq mi (47.95/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)610
FIPS code42-017-20480
Websitewww.durhamtownship.org

Durham Township is a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,144 at the 2010 census. It was first organized in 1775 and is located in the extreme north of Bucks County. It was the location of Durham Furnace, Durham Boat Company and Durham Mills.

History[edit]

The Durham Mill and Furnace was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 9.4 square miles (24 km2), of which, 9.2 square miles (24 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (1.71%) is water. It is drained by the Delaware River which forms its eastern boundary with New Jersey.

Its villages include Durham, Durham Furnace, Kintnersville (also in Nockamixon Township,) Lehnenburg, Morgantown, Monroe, and Rattlesnake.[4]

Route 611 is north-to-south while Route 212 is east-to-west and meets it in Durham Furnace.

Natural features include Brandywine Creek, Chestnut Hill, Cooks Creek, Durham Cave, Durham Creek, Durham Hill, Molasses Creek, and Rodges Run.[4]

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930619
19406362.7%
19506685.0%
196073510.0%
19707816.3%
198091517.2%
19901,20932.1%
20001,3138.6%
20101,144−12.9%
Est. 20161,141[2]−0.3%
[5]

As of the 2010 census, the township was 96.6% White, 0.3% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.0% Asian, and 0.7% were two or more races. 1.3% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 1,313 people, 485 households, and 382 families residing in the township. The population density was 142.6 people per square mile (55.0/km²). There were 525 housing units at an average density of 57.0/sq mi (22.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.17% White, 0.08% African American, 0.76% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.07% of the population.

There were 485 households, out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.5% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. 17.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the township the population was spread out, with 23.9% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 29.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 114.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $70,875, and the median income for a family was $73,750. Males had a median income of $51,719 versus $34,688 for females. The per capita income for the township was $29,913. 3.9% of the population and 2.7% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 3.0% of those under the age of 18 and 3.0% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Climate[edit]

During the summer months, frequent episodes of high humidity occur. Occasionally, heat index values exceed 100 °F (38 °C). On average, the wettest month of the year is July which corresponds with the annual peak for thunderstorm activity. During the winter months, wind chill values occasionally fall below 0 °F (-18 °C). On average, the snowiest month of the year is February which corresponds with the annual peak for nor'easter activity. Durham Township has a hot-summer humid continental climate (Dfa) and the hardiness zone is 6b.

Climate data for Durham Township, Pennsylvania (1981 – 2010 averages). Elevation 413 ft (126 m).
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 37.5
(3.1)
41.0
(5)
49.6
(9.8)
62.0
(16.7)
71.8
(22.1)
80.4
(26.9)
84.5
(29.2)
82.6
(28.1)
75.9
(24.4)
64.4
(18)
53.5
(11.9)
41.9
(5.5)
62.1
(16.7)
Average low °F (°C) 20.4
(−6.4)
22.3
(−5.4)
29.1
(−1.6)
39.0
(3.9)
48.6
(9.2)
58.3
(14.6)
63.1
(17.3)
61.5
(16.4)
53.6
(12)
42.2
(5.7)
33.7
(0.9)
25.2
(−3.8)
41.4
(5.2)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 3.38
(86)
2.85
(72)
3.63
(92)
4.07
(103)
4.36
(111)
4.34
(110)
5.19
(132)
4.09
(104)
4.62
(117)
4.49
(114)
3.68
(93)
4.05
(103)
48.75
(1,237)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 9.5
(24)
10.6
(27)
4.6
(12)
0.8
(2)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.6
(2)
4.7
(12)
30.8
(79)
Source: PRISM[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  4. ^ a b MacReynolds, George, Place Names in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Doylestown, Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, PA, 1942, P1.
  5. ^ http://www.dvrpc.org/data/databull/rdb/db82/appedixa.xls
  6. ^ "Census 2010: Pennsylvania". Usatoday.Com. Retrieved 2013-07-22.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ [1]

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